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Sam Vokes

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Norwich Career: 2011 (Loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) (4 appearances, 1 goal)
Current Club: Wycombe Wanderers
Date of Birth: 21/10/1989 (Southampton) 
Nationality: Welsh


Wolverhampton Wanderer's Welsh international striker Sam Vokes joined Norwich City on loan on 24th March 2011, along with Liverpool's Dani Pacheco, until the end of the 2010/11 season to assist the Canaries' promotion chances.

Vokes began his professional career at then-struggling Bournemouth, making his debut on 5th December 2006 in a 2–0 victory over Nottingham Forest. His first senior goal came in a 1–1 draw at Gillingham on 16th December 2006. This form saw the club give him a three-and-a-half year professional contract during the following month. he played 54 games for the Cherries,oring 16 goals.

His form earned a move to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on 23rd May 2008, where he helped them win promotion to the Premier League in his first season. Vokes marked his debut for the club by coming off the bench to equalise in a 2–2 draw at Plymouth Argyle on the opening day of the 2008–09 season.

To gain playing time, Vokes moved to League One side Leeds United in October 2009 on loan until the New Year,[8] making his Leeds debut in a 2–1 victory over Norwich City on 19th October 2009.

Vokes went out on loan once more in August 2010 when he moved to Championship side Bristol City. He endured a miserable stay, tearing his hamstring within minutes of making his debut in a game against Millwall and re-aggravating the injury in a reserve match in December. He returned to Wolves when his loan expired in January having played just 13 minutes of first team football.

Once again fit, he moved on a month-long loan to another Championship side, Sheffield United, in February 2011

Capped by Wales, though a Welsh born grandfather, at Under-21 level, making his debut against Northern Ireland on 6th February 2007, he made his senior debut against Iceland on 28th May 2008. At the time of joining Norwich, he had played 16 times for Wales, scoring twice.

He made his debut as a substitute in the 6-0 drubbing of Scunthorpe on 2nd April 2011. His first goal came in the 2-2 draw with Watford on 12th April 2011. He was recalled to Wolves on 22nd April following an injury to Wolves' irish international striker Kevin Doyle. Vokes played 4 games for Norwich, scoring once.

A week after he scored twice for Wales against Norway, Vokes joined Burnley on loan on 18th November 2011 until the 15th January 2012. He made his debut in the 2-1 defeat against Leeds on 19th November. He scored twice in nine games.

Returning to Wolves, he was loaned to Brighton on 30th January 2012 until the end of the season.

Vokes signed for Burnley on 31st August 2012 for an undisclosed fee, signing a three year contract. He had played alongside Claret's boss Eddie Hower at Bournemouth.

Vokes and Burnley won promotion to the Premier League on April 21 2014 when they beat Wigan 2-0. Vokes' goalscoring partnership with Danny Ings was the second most successful in English football behind Liverpool duo Suarez and Sturridge. Unfortunately Burnley were relegated at the end of the 2014/15 season

Vokes scored his fifteenth goal of the 2015/16 season when Burnley beat QPR 1-0 on 2nd May 2016 to secure automatic promotion back to the Premier League. He was then selected as part of the Wales squad for the European Championships in France in the summer of 2016. He scored Wales' third goal in their quarter-final 3-1 win over Belgium on 1st July 2016 - this was his seventh international goal in 44 appearances. He also played, as substitute in the 2-0 semi-final defeat to eventual winners Portugal.

On 29th January 2019 he was linked with a move to Stoke but Burnley were reluctant to sell until their pursuit of Birmingham forward Che Adams was completed. Adams stayed at Birmingham but Vokes moved to Stoke on 31st January 2019 in search of regular football. Peter Crouch headed the other way.

On 28th July 2021 Vokes joined Wycombe Wanderers described as their biggest ever signing. The 31 year old striker signed a one year contract with Wycombe newly relegated to League One.

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